Starting today, Bigfoot fans will descend this weekend on Hungry Mother State Park—where guests reported sightings of Sasquatch on two occasions in 2006—for the first Virginia Bigfoot Conference.
Scheduled for today and Saturday, the event will feature five guest speakers who are recognized as Bigfoot experts.
Back in the summer of 2006, one visitor at the Smyth County park said they were hiking and noticed a “large hairy man shaped thing” 30 yards ahead, according to a reported sighting on the Virginia Bigfoot Research Organization’s website.
On another occasion in 2006, someone said they saw Bigfoot while canoeing on the lake. The person reported hearing rustling on a hillside and then saw the creature moving up the hill.
It was described as more than 6 feet tall, with dark brown fur, a hump-backed posture and walking on two legs at a “fairly good speed.”
There have been a number of Bigfoot sightings reported in nearly every county in Southwest Virginia. Last summer, a person visiting a cabin in the Fort Blackmore area said he and his family heard several yells in the woods. In 2012, a person at South Holston Lake said he heard several “heavy footsteps” walking up a hill. The person turned to look, but saw nothing, the sighting reports.
There have been more than 70 recorded viewings, going all the way back to the mid-1800s in Virginia. In 2012, the Animal Planet series “Finding Bigfoot” came to the Bristol area in search of the infamous “Wood Booger.”
Source: The Bristol herald Courier